Prevalence of malnutrition and risk of under-nutrition in hospitalized children.

@article{Aurangzeb2012PrevalenceOM,
  title={Prevalence of malnutrition and risk of under-nutrition in hospitalized children.},
  author={Brekhna Aurangzeb and Kylie E. Whitten and Barbara Harrison and Mallory B. Mitchell and Helen Kepreotes and Markus Sidler and Daniel A Lemberg and Andrew S Day},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={
          35-40
        }
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Malnutrition can increase morbidity or mortality and hospitalization may further increase the risk of nutritional deterioration. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of malnutrition and nutritional risk in hospitalized children and to identify any associated factors. METHODS Nutritional status and risk was defined in 157 hospitalized children using anthropometry and a nutritional risk score (NRS). RESULTS The frequency of wasted, stunted, overweight and obese children… CONTINUE READING
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